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Part Two: Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins

Freedom on the Menu: The Greensboro Sit-Ins written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

written by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by Jerome Lagarrigue

Instructions

Freedom on the Menu offers a child's-eye view of how ordinary citizens' actions caused a revolution, both close to home and far beyond. In this beautiful account, eight-year old Connie observes the start of the Greensboro lunch counter sit-ins and becomes involved in the swirl of activity surrounding the historic event. As part of reading the book with students, we suggest pairing the lesson with photos of the lunch counter sit-ins, first-person Oral History narratives from those who participated and excerpts from the documentary film Eyes on the Prize.